Bhutan observes Earth Hour nation-wide

Posted on 25 March 2013  | 
WWF-Bhutan, in collaboration with the National Environment Commission, observed the second earth hour in the country last Saturday. Taking the event to another level, the National Environment Commission, with support from WWF-Bhutan Program, helped take the event to the grassroots by having all the dzongkhags contribute to this important global event.

In Thimphu, members of other CSOs and government official offered butter lamps as the lights were put off at the Memorial Chorten. In other dzongkhags, students, residents and business communities came together to make a difference by switching off lights and by engaging on other green activities.

Gracing the eve, Dasho Paljor. J. Dorji, the Special Advisor to the National Environment Commission said that the celebration was a symbolic gesture to protect the planet from climate change. “One billion people saving energy for an hour makes a lot of difference,” he said. He said that the event was important, especially to sensitize the youth on a better future of the planet earth.
Butter lamps at the memorial chorten
students light butter lamps soon after the lights were put off at the memorial chorten, Thimphu
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